home baked flapjack slices on a plate with a pink flower easy recipe

Our cupboards were looking a little bare but I knew I had the 4 simple ingredients to make an easy soft flapjack recipe.  This made around 20 portions but it really could be less or more depending on how big you slice it up.



6oz / 170g Butter (real butter will taste better but I just used baking margarine and it was still tasty)
3oz / 85g Light Brown Soft Sugar
3 1/2oz / 100g Golden Syrup
10 1/2oz Rolled Oats (or commonly referred to as porridge oats)

making flapjack in a pan Making easy flapjack recipe flapjack ready to cook

Preheat oven (gas mark 5 / 190°C / 170°C fan / 375°F) and line your tin or ovenproof dish with greaseproof/baking paper.

Put the butter, sugar and syrup in a pan and melt over a gentle heat continuously stirring.

Remove from heat when the butter is melted and the ingredients are well combined.

Add your oats to the pan and stir in well before transferring to the lined tin/dish.

Bake for 15 mins in the oven.

When cooked, allow to cool for 5 minutes before lifting out with the paper and cut into portions and allow to cool. (obviously being careful as it will still be hot)

NB:  I used an oven proof glass dish as I don’t have a suitable tin. This recipe does work whether it’s in a tin or an ovenproof dish.  My dish is approx 7*10inch.  If your dimensions are slightly different then your flapjack will be a little thinner or thicker, just use your judgement as you may need to adjust cooking times by a few minutes.

homemade flapjack slices

I love making flapjack.  It took me years to find and slightly adapt a recipe that I was happy with as I love the taste of the syrup and prefer a soft flapjack as opposed to one that is likely to break my teeth!

Although this easy flapjack recipe is easy, it’s tricky to involve my two year old when making it as it’s hot in the pan.  He waited really patiently and we both ate a little bit (once cooled) from the pan.  This is the kind of childhood memory that I have, licking the spoon or bowl when baking.  It’s wonderful to be able to bake and cook with the family, why not try it too?  No family, no problem, it means you have more flapjack for yourself as there is no rule that you have to share this!